May 5, 2017 – GENE AUTRY

‘Spotlight on a Song’

Happy Derby music fans! Did you see the Kentucky Derby!

Speaking of horses, no better Spotlight Artist to talk about other than Mr. Gene Autry; America’s singing cowboy of radio, movies, and television for more than three decades beginning in the early 1930s.

Autry was also owner of a television station, several radio stations in Southern California, and the Los Angeles Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997. Although I’m partial to the Cubs, hats off to that!

During the 1930s and 1940s, he personified the straight-shooting hero—honest, brave, and true—and touching the lives of millions of Americans. Autry was one of the most important figures in the history of country music, and considered the second major influential artist of Country music next to Jimmie Rodgers.

Strum a little…

~Abby K